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John Deere tractors assist in recent storm clean-up

Posted by Green Fun Store on 5/12/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The rampant weather hasn't ended with the massive tornado outbreak that occurred around the beginning of May. Yesterday, severe thunderstorms swept across the southern states yet again. In Chester County, South Carolina, storms with winds that reached the speeds of 90 miles per hour have caused millions of dollars in damage. According to The Herald, emergency officials are claiming that this storm system is the worst disaster since Hurricane Hugo in '89, which caused widespread devastation. Using Classic John Deere battery power tractors with flatbeds, local farmers are helping each other with the clean-up efforts.

Although properties experienced the brunt of the damage, livestock was destroyed at dozens of local farms. Luckily, no injuries or deaths were reported the night of the storm. At first, this seemed like deja vu to Chester County residents, who were certain that only tornadoes could have caused that much damage. In actuality, meteorologists have ruled this as a case of straight-line winds rather than tornadoes.

Thanks to the spirit of cohesiveness throughout the local farming community, as well as the versatile equipment of John Deere, the clean-up efforts aren't as tedious as they could have been. These valuable efforts will surely make local farm life stronger in the years to come.